If you don't have eye drops or ointment, though, the reality is, the majority of pinkeye infections are viral and will simply run their course in one to three weeks. But there you are playing games with your eyes. An alternative is to use the over-the-counter, non-ophthalmic neosporin or triple-antibiotic ointment.
Similarly one may ask, what eye drops can I use for pink eye?
Pink eye caused by the herpes virus can be very serious and may be treated with prescription antiviral eye drops, ointment, or pills. For pink eye caused by bacteria, the treatment will usually be antibiotic eye drops or ointment. Again, never apply steroid drops for any eye symptoms without a doctor's prescription.
What gets rid of pink eye?
You typically can't get rid of viral pink eye, but you can relieve symptoms through remedies such as eye drops containing antihistamines, decongestants or both. You also can relieve symptoms through home remedies such as applying warm or cool compresses — whichever feels better — to the outer, closed eyelids.
Is Visine good for pink eye?
Over the counter Visine or similar eye drops may help decrease redness. Wash your hands frequently to reduce contagions. Bacterial conjunctivitis: is treated with antibiotic ointment or drops. Frequent handwashing will prevent the spread of the infection to others.